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New Eee PC arrives, Linux same price as Windows

http://www.linuxworld.com

Available at computer sellers from "late June", the Eee 901 will retail for $649 and the 701 and 900 have been reduced to $479 and $549, respectively. According to ASUS, the Linux and Windows versions are the same price.

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Created by giantrobot 6 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 10 weeks ago
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A look at Ubuntu Netbook Remix

http://www.greenhughes.com

I can't help noticing the number of Asus EEE PCs around now, it is strange to think that twelve months ago these weren't really about and there was still discussion of when will be the "year of the Linux desktop". Of course, events took a different turn, and suddenly the desktop didn't seem so important anymore.

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Rock star Linux: remixed, unplugged and live

http://www.itwire.com

Ubuntu is on the verge of enhancing its already good name as the most end-user friendly Linux distribution by coming out with its own mobile-optimised release, Ubuntu Netbook Remix. We're on the tip of a revolution and here's why.

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Is Linux a Lonely Word?

http://www.linux-foundation.org

Yesterday as I was sitting in a cafe having a drink, I caught up on my New York Times business section. In a review of the new class of Mini-Notebooks, I wasn’t surprised to see Linux mentioned. After all Linux is the dominant OS in these new class of computers, described by the Times as bigger than a smart phone but smaller than a laptop.

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Ubuntu Netbook Remix: a detailed explanation

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Lately, there has been a lot of noise about Ubuntu’s Netbook Remix. In an unrelated (and definitely lucky) interview with The Guardian, Mark Shuttleworth hinted that Canonical were about to announce a version of Ubuntu for a new class of devices created by accident by Asus with the EeePc (talk about corporate luck…). Th buzz about this was monumental. But… what is Ubuntu Netbook Remix?

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Created by chimera 6 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 12 weeks ago
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First Atom-based notebook runs Linux

http://www.linuxdevices.com

The world's third-largest PC vendor has announced a "netbook" based on a 1.6GHz Intel Centrino Atom processor and Linpus Linux. Acer's $380 Aspire One offers 512MB or 1GB of RAM, 8GB flash, an 8.9-inch, 1024x600 display, WiFi, webcam, and an optional 80GB hard drive.

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Created by GadgetGeek 6 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 13 weeks ago
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Why is Microsoft underpowering One Laptop Per Child?

http://www.cnet.com

Boingboing is reporting that Microsoft is forcing OEMs into using artificially low hardware specifications. Even if you erroneously believe that OLPC is simply a matter of price tag, Microsoft's actions are puzzling, to say the least. Well, as long as you imagine that Microsoft is in it for the kids.

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Created by C733tus 6 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 16 weeks ago
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